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StartSmart

Start planning for your kids’ education after high school. Learn how to open a registered education savings plan (RESP) and get $500 to $7,200 from the government for your child’s post-secondary education.

StartSmart

Start planning for your kids’ education after high school. Learn how to open a registered education savings plan (RESP) and get $500 to $7,200 from the government for your child’s post-secondary education.

YOU Should be the Boss of YOUR Money!

Sometimes we think “it’s not worth the time” or “it’s only a few dollars” when it comes to changing behaviours around saving money. But with a little effort here and there, we can accumulate huge savings that could be better spent paying off debt, investing, or adding to our emergency fund. Here are a few examples of small changes we can make that add up… Read more

Education Savings Event at Bow Valley College

Join Bow Valley College for our FREE education savings event.  If you are living on a low income, you may qualify for the Canada Learning Bond, a free Government grant of $500-$2000 to start saving for your child’s post-secondary education! Follow these two easy steps to free money: 1.  Get your child a Social Insurance Number.  Apply in person at Service Canada. 2.  Attend our Event!  Bring ID and… Read more

It’s Education Savings Week!

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This week, November 19-25, marks the fourth annual Education Savings Week in Canada. We celebrate this week to raise awareness about the importance of education savings for our children. To kick things off, Mayor Nenshi has signed a proclamation declaring this week to be “Education Savings Week.” Our city recognizes the importance of saving early for post-secondary education and the government benefits available to parents… Read more

Unlimited Summer Fun!

The city of Calgary is offering the Youth Passport—your ticket to unlimited swimming, skating and gym activities for youth ages 7–17. Get active all summer long at one of Calgary’s Aquatic, Recreation & Leisure Centres such as Village Square, Inglewood, Southland, Beltline and many more. Check out www.calgary.ca/youthpassport for a full list of participating city of Calgary Recreation centres AND find out how you can… Read more

Enough for All Potluck

Some recipes are simple, like making toast. Some recipes are a bit more complicated, like making croissants. Others are inherently complex, like Enough for All, the city-wide, community-driven poverty reduction strategy guided by Vibrant Communities Calgary. Complex recipes do not follow a step-by-step process. In fact, Enough for All is less a recipe than a series of dishes that can create a banquet of potential… Read more

The Two Best Ways to Save on Groceries!

1. Make a list and check it twice Think about what kind of meals you’d like to eat and make a list of ingredients you’ll need. Before you go shopping, check your fridge, pantry and cupboards to see if you have any of the ingredients at home already. Check and compare grocery store flyers and see if any of the sale items are on your… Read more

Become a Couponer Extraordinaire!

I have effectively lowered my grocery bills by keeping a stash of coupons and regularly using them. Step 1: Finding your Coupons On the product – these sticker coupons are on the item/product. Be kind and only take the coupon off when you are checking out and purchasing the item(s). Mailed/Printable coupons – some coupons can be mailed directly to your home and other coupons have… Read more

5 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Materialistic

A recent article on CBC Parents listed five ways to add meaning to your family’s holiday season that doesn’t involve stacking presents under the tree. 1)      Spread the Joy An important lesson we can teach our children is that giving is better than receiving.  Volunteering together helps show our children that the gift of time is more rewarding than a bunch of presents.  2)      Give… Read more